In this new podcast series, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor, director, and writer Ricky Gervais phones his favorite smart friend, the neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, to ask some very important questions...and some not-so-important ones.
Gervais and Harris contemplate the wonders of science and the chaos of modern life while having many good laughs.
Why do we care about the future of humanity?18 mins - Preview
We care about what happens after we die… but why? Ricky and Sam kick off season two by discussing our desire to leave the earth better than we found it. Ricky officially denounces Satan.42 mins
How does hypnosis work?13 mins - Preview
Ricky and Sam discuss the mechanics of hypnosis and the possibility of a “truth serum.” They also condemn swallowing live frogs at parties.40 mins
What is anxiety?14 mins - Preview
Ricky and Sam explore the origins of anxiety. They also discuss aging, stand up comedy, and having a heart attack on stage.46 mins
The certainty (and uncertainty) of death16 mins - Preview
Ricky and Sam debate whether or not it would be better to know the date of your death. They also discuss the flaws in human memory, what uploading our consciousnesses might look like, and why snails would make terrible comedians.55 mins